THE INFLUENCER

Long before Instagram and #influencers ever existed, Clem Booth was sharing the wonders of Lago Strobel (and other fisheries), raising money for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital and helping others in his own, inimitable style. From big business to big fish, Clem is a friendly force of nature. He's also our issue 35 Lifer. I [...]

THE CORNISHMAN

An elite fly-casting instructor, veteran guide, author, environmental activist and a man who has given a vast amount to South African fly fishing, Tim Rolston is an institution, especially in the Western Cape. If you spend time on the Cape streams or at the Cape Piscatorial Society, keep an ear open for that unique Cornish [...]

THE LUCKY ONE

Some guys, like Johannesburg-based Peter Whittaker, a veteran, globe-trotting angler who is our Lifer in issue 32, seem to have life dialled in.  There are few people we have met who actually fish as often as he does (he is literally almost always fishing). Seychelles, Jurassic Lake, Bolivia, the Orange, the Vaal and many other [...]

THE TITAN – MIKE FAY

As modern day ecologists, conservationists and explorers go, there are very few people that compare with Mike Fay. From his fabled Megatransect (a massive journey on foot across the Congo basin) where he surveyed the environmental and ecological impacts on the region, to his pioneering work establishing and protecting national parks in Gabon, Central African [...]

THE DESERT PRISONER

Think you’ve gone long periods without fishing before? In 2011, a few weeks into a six-month motorbike ride through Africa, from London back home to Johannesburg, Steve McGown was abducted by Al Qaeda in Northern Mali. Most people who encounter terrorists do not survive the ordeal, but Steve not only endured just under six years [...]

LIFER – ALEX ATALA

The Mission Issue 22 Lifer, Brazilian icon Alex Atala, has been many things – a punk, a DJ, a boxer and, most famously, he’s arguably the world’s most influential chef. He also happens to be a fly fisherman. Guide Pablo Callo and Alex Atala with a peacock bass caught at Rio Marie "My [...]

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